Pigeon Forge Pradaxa Lawyer
In 2010 the Federal Drug Administration approved the drug Pradaxa. Pradaxa was meant to be an easier alternative to the long-standing drug warfarin. Unlike warfarin, Pradaxa does not require regular blood tests, dietary restrictions, or close monitoring to get the specific dose correct. However, within the first year of the drug being prescribed to the public it was linked to 542 patients’ deaths, and countless others suffered health concerns as a consequence of taking Pradaxa. It was also reported that in 2014 the drug manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim, settled over 4,000 lawsuits by paying out $650 million to patients who suffered while on the medication. If you have experienced side effects from Pradaxa, or if you have lost a family member to the drug, contact a Pigeon Forge Pradaxa lawyer today to learn more about how we can help you.
Why is Pradaxa Prescribed?
Pradaxa is a blood thinner drug approved for treatment of patients with deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and atrial fibrillation. Each one of these conditions is caused by a blood clot. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot deep in a leg vein, pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lungs, and atrial fibrillation is a blood clot in the heart. These blood clots can cause serious damage to a patient’s lungs, heart, or brain. If not treated, they can even cause death. Unfortunately, Pradaxa has side effects that are also serious enough to cause death. If you have been experiencing severe symptoms of being on Pradaxa or you have lost a loved one who was taking Pradaxa, it is important to contact a Pigeon Forge Lawyer to learn more.
Side Effects of Pradaxa
Serious side effects of Pradaxa include:
- Severe heartburn;
- Trouble breathing;
- Chest pain;
- Blood in urine, stools, nose, mouth, or any other non-stop bleeding;
- Weakness, feeling like you might pass out;
- Easily bruising; and
- Joint pain or swelling.
Being that Pradaxa is a blood thinner, the main concern is that if a person begins bleeding, they will not be able to form blood clots to stop bleeding, which then becomes a life-threatening issue. If you have experienced any symptoms, make sure you seek immediate medical care. The risks of a stroke also increase if a patient discontinues the use of Pradaxa, so if you plan to go off of the drug, make sure you do so under the guidance of a medical professional. Once you have received medical care, contact an experienced Pradaxa lawyer at Fox & Farley to learn more about how you can receive compensation for the injuries you have sustained as a result of the drug.
Contact Fox & Farley to Learn More About Pradaxa Cases
If you are wondering about whether or not you should file a Pradaxa lawsuit, contact Fox & Farley. We can help gather records of your health issues and begin putting together a case showing how the dangerous drug Pradaxa caused you harm. If you have suffered from this drug, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. Contact our Pigeon Forge lawyers for a free initial consultation today.